The UW-Madison Vision Research Core is funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), and provides vision researchers five distinct service areas; gene delivery, quantitative molecular biology, pathology & imaging, animal models & eye organ culture, and biostatistics & epidemiology.

Core staff provide the expertise and laboratory space to provide these vision research services, enabling us to improve the efficiency and productivity in vision research and ultimately speeding the pace of progress in vision research.


  • Only one person at a time will be allowed in the room. Under circumstances where multiple pieces of equipment are in the same room more than one user can be present but they must maintain at least 6 feet of separation between them.  If this is not possible then only one person can be in the room at any given time.
  • Washing of hands before entering the room and after leaving the room is REQUIRED.
  • Materials (Disinfecting wipes or 70% ethanol) to disinfect the equipment/computers are available in each room and users are REQUIRED to disinfect equipment before and after use. Please spray ethanol on a towel and wipe off items vs. spraying the ethanol directly on the equipment.

Acknowledging the Vision Research Core

Published work including data obtained through Vision Core services should cite the Core Grant for Vision Research as follows:

This study was supported in part by the Core Grant for Vision Research from the NIH to the University of Wisconsin-Madison (P30 EY016665).

If you used the Core S10 instruments (Zeiss Lumera Microscope, Logos X-Clarity Tissue Processor, Celeris Diagnosys ERG, Zeiss Laser Capture Dissection Microscope), please cite the S10 grant S10OD026957 in addition to the Core Grant. If you used the MSC OCT, please cite S10OD018221 in addition to the Core Grant. Specifically, for the Zeiss Laser Capture Dissection Microscope, please include the following statement: Support for this research was provided by the UW–Madison, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education with funding from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

Example citation: This work was supported in part by an Unrestricted Grant from Research to Prevent Blindness to the UW-Madison Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, and the following NIH funding to UW-Madison: Core Grant for Vision Research (P30 EY016665), and a Shared Instrumentation Grant (S10OD026957).

In addition, the Vision Core would appreciate notification of all citations, as well as a link to the publication. Please send to